Treatment Instructions

LASER HAIR REDUCTION

Pre and Post-Treatment

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LASER Hair Reduction

Pre-Treatment

Please notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment, as specific medications or supplements can increase your risk of burning.

Please contact the Skin Lab by WPRS if you have any questions or concerns on 03 5562 5330

4 weeks prior

Allow follicle growth

No waxing, plucking or tweezing at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

4 WEEKS PRIOR​

Remove fake tan

Ensure all fake tan is removed prior to your appointment. Avoid fake tan and sun exposure to treatment area 4 weeks prior to your appointment.

1 WEEK PRIOR

Avoid active skincare

In the days leading up to your appointment, please avoid active skincare products containing cosmeceutical retinol (topical vitamin A) or hydroquinone (whitening creams).

ON THE DAY

Shave and clean

The day of your appointment, please ensure the treatment area is shaved and avoid applying moisturiser or other products to the area.

LASER Hair Reduction

Post-Treatment

What to expect

Minimal to no downtime

  • There will be some discomfort following the procedure. Residual swelling and redness on the treatment area is perfectly normal, but there is minimal to no downtime.
  • Perifollicular edema (small red bumps) is common and resolves with time. Bruising is less common but may occur and will resolve with time.
Post-treatment instructions

Stay cool

  • Soothe the treated area with cool water or cool packs immediately post treatment if needed.
  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight to treated area and use a broad spectrum sunscreen regularly.
  • Avoid AHAs, BHAs, Vitamin A, Vitamin C or anything perceived as “active” skincare to treated area for 3-5 days post treatment.
  • Avoid heat inducing activities: swimming pools, saunas, spas, hot showers and excessive exercise for 1 -2 days post treatment.
  • Do not wax or pluck between treatments.
Before your next treatment

Prepare the area

  • The day of your appointment, please ensure the treatment area is shaved and avoid applying moisturiser or other products to the area. Ensure fake tan is removed.
  • In the days leading up to your appointment, please avoid active skincare products containing cosmeceutical retinol (topical vitamin A) or hydroquinone (whitening creams).
  • Avoid sun exposure and fake tan to treatment area 4 weeks prior to treatment.

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